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1. Suspiria (I) (2018)

R | 152 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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64 Metascore

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Tilda Swinton, Doris Hick, Malgorzata Bela

Votes: 45,315 | Gross: $2.47M

2. The Descendants (2011)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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84 Metascore

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause

Votes: 225,314 | Gross: $82.58M

3. Life Itself (2018)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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21 Metascore

As a young New York City couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.

Director: Dan Fogelman | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening, Mandy Patinkin

Votes: 11,209 | Gross: $4.10M

4. One Day (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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48 Metascore

After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Emma are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Tom Mison

Votes: 130,125 | Gross: $13.84M

5. Chronicle (2012)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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69 Metascore

Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

Director: Josh Trank | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly

Votes: 231,615 | Gross: $64.58M

6. The Good Son (1993)

R | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle and befriends his cousin, a boy of the same age who begins showing increasing signs of violent and psychopathic behavior.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson, David Morse

Votes: 34,258 | Gross: $44.59M

7. The Miracle Season (2018)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Sport

6.5
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44 Metascore

After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Helen Hunt, Erin Moriarty, William Hurt, Danika Yarosh

Votes: 3,661 | Gross: $10.23M

8. Other People (I) (2016)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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67 Metascore

A struggling comedy writer, fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.

Director: Chris Kelly | Stars: Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, Maude Apatow

Votes: 7,997 | Gross: $0.09M

9. Mercy (IV) (2016)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

4.1
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When four estranged brothers return home to say their last goodbye to their dying mother, Grace, hidden motivations reveal themselves.

Director: Chris Sparling | Stars: James Wolk, Tom Lipinski, Caitlin FitzGerald, Mike Donovan

Votes: 2,537

10. Love Exposure (2008)

Unrated | 237 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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78 Metascore

A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Andô, Yutaka Shimizu

Votes: 10,333

11. The Hoodlum (1951)

PG | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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Paroled sociopath career criminal Vincent Lubeck betrays his family's trust when he masterminds a complex armored car robbery.

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Allene Roberts, Marjorie Riordan, Lisa Golm

Votes: 723

12. I Want You (2012)

120 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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The sequel of Three Meters Above The Sky, starts with the return of H to his hometown where reconnecting with the past means struggle and also a new love.

Director: Fernando González Molina | Stars: Mario Casas, Clara Lago, María Valverde, Marina Salas

Votes: 12,919

13. Pieces of April (2003)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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70 Metascore

A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.

Director: Peter Hedges | Stars: Katie Holmes, Oliver Platt, Patricia Clarkson, Derek Luke

Votes: 19,444 | Gross: $2.53M

14. True Confessions (1981)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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68 Metascore

A worldly ambitious monsignor clashes with his older brother, a cynical Los Angeles homicide detective who is investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute.

Director: Ulu Grosbard | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Charles Durning, Kenneth McMillan

Votes: 6,618 | Gross: $10.20M

15. The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.5
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Agathe von Trapp, the eldest daughter of a well-known musical family, overcomes many obstacles to pursue her musical career and move to the United States.

Director: Ben Verbong | Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Eliza Bennett, Rosemary Harris, Yvonne Catterfeld

Votes: 380

16. Boy A (2007)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.6
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75 Metascore

The story of a young Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a violent crime he committed as a child.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Shaun Evans, Siobhan Finneran

Votes: 35,967 | Gross: $0.11M

17. Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series (2017 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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The Guardians of the Galaxy discover an artifact of great power and must defend it from those who want to possess it while also deciding whether to use it themselves.

Directors: Jonathan Stauder, Sean Ainsworth, Jason Latino | Stars: Scott Porter, Brandon Paul Eells, Emily O'Brien, Adam Harrington

Votes: 604

18. Sunshine (1973 TV Movie)

G | 121 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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A young woman living in the woods with her husband, a struggling musician, and her daughter discover she has terminal cancer. She begins to tape-record a journal of the time she has left.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Cristina Raines, Cliff De Young, Meg Foster, Brenda Vaccaro

Votes: 448

19. The Bunker (2017)

107 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.7
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30 odd years after your birth in a nuclear fallout shelter, you must find your way out alone amidst an ever escalating tide dangerous radiation.

Director: Allan Plenderleith | Stars: Adam Brown, Sarah Greene, Grahame Fox, Jerome St. John Blake

Votes: 39

20. Liebestraum (1991)

R | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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The successful writer and professor of architecture Nick Kaminsky returns from New York to Elderstown to visit his biological mother Lillian Anderson Munnsen that is terminal. Nick does not... See full summary »

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Kevin Anderson, Bill Pullman, Kim Novak, Pamela Gidley

Votes: 1,413 | Gross: $0.13M

21. Alone (I) (2007)

105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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Deceased Siamese twin returns to haunt surviving sister

Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom | Stars: Marsha Wattanapanich, Vittaya Wasukraipaisan, Rachanu Boonchuduang, Hatairat Egereff

Votes: 4,774

22. Wild Side (2004)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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52 Metascore

A transgender woman who survives prostituting herself in Paris, returns - with her two male lovers in tow - to her family home in the countryside to look after her dying mother.

Director: Sébastien Lifshitz | Stars: Stéphanie Michelini, Yasmine Belmadi, Edouard Nikitine, Josiane Stoléru

Votes: 945 | Gross: $0.02M

23. Days of Darkness (2007)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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Jean-Marc Leblanc (Labrèche), a desperate civil servant, escapes reality as we all know it, to imagine himself as the hero in imaginary adventures.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Marc Labrèche, Diane Kruger, Sylvie Léonard, Caroline Néron

Votes: 2,758

24. Korczak (1990)

Unrated | 118 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.5
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Account of the last days of life of the legendary Polish pedagogue Janusz Korczak and his heroic dedication to protecting Jewish orphans during the war. Jewish doctor Henryk Goldszmit, ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Wojciech Pszoniak, Ewa Dalkowska, Teresa Budzisz-Krzyzanowska, Marzena Trybala

Votes: 1,035

25. The Eye of the Storm (2011)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

6.1
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55 Metascore

Elizabeth Hunter controls all in her life - society, her staff, her children; but the once great beauty will now determine her most defiant act as she chooses her time to die.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Maria Theodorakis, Geoffrey Rush, Jamie Timony

Votes: 1,453 | Gross: $0.08M

26. Mad Women (2015)

Not Rated | 131 min | Drama

5.3
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30 Metascore

A mother of three daughters (one died at the age of three) commits a crime of conscience and becomes radicalized in prison; she turns into an idealist run amok, determined to change her ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Lipsky | Stars: Reed Birney, Kelsey Lynn Stokes, Ashley Blankenship, Dave Bobb

Votes: 27

27. Twenty One Pilots: My Blood (2018 Video)

4 min | Short, Drama, Music

8.9
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Music video for "My Blood" by twenty one pilots.

Director: Tim Mattia | Stars: Twenty One Pilots, Trent Culkin, Dashiell Connery, Maximus Birchmore

Votes: 56

28. Petrang kabayo (2010)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.2
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Peter Kasimsiman was once a submissive son to his parents. But losing his mother at a tender age, left him with an abusive father who only knew of tending to his carriage horse, Brown ... See full summary »

Director: Wenn V. Deramas | Stars: Vice Ganda, Luis Manzano, Gloria Romero, Eugene Domingo

Votes: 114

29. Dim Sum Funeral (2008)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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A story about a group of estranged Chinese-American siblings who reunite after the death of their mother.

Director: Anna Chi | Stars: Bai Ling, Steph Song, Talia Shire, Russell Wong

Votes: 517

30. Mexican Bus Ride (1952)

74 min | Comedy

7.0
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A newly-wed country boy receives the terrible news that his mother is dying, and takes a long and dangerous bus trip to the city to contact a notary for her last will and testament. Will he resist temptation and do the right thing?

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Lilia Prado, Carmelita González, Esteban Mayo, Luis Aceves Castañeda

Votes: 1,091

31. Marion Bridge (2002)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama

6.8
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71 Metascore

Three estranged sisters reunite to care for their dying mother and old conflicts and secrets return to the surface.

Director: Wiebke von Carolsfeld | Stars: Molly Parker, Rebecca Jenkins, Stacy Smith, Marguerite McNeil

Votes: 1,222

32. The Dry Land (2010)

R | 92 min | Drama

5.6
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47 Metascore

A U.S. soldier returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.

Director: Ryan Piers Williams | Stars: Ryan O'Nan, America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama, Jason Ritter

Votes: 461 | Gross: $0.01M

33. Super Inday and the Golden Bibe (2010)

125 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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A fallen angel (John Lapus) and a tiyanak (Elijah Alejo) join forces to create a superhero whose good deeds will be the two creatures' ticket back to heaven. They have their eyes on Inday (... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tuviera | Stars: Marian Rivera, Jake Cuenca, John Lapus, Pokwang

Votes: 28

34. Maria My Love (2011)

TV-PG | 99 min | Drama

6.5
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A young woman named Ana is struggling to deal with her mother's death and her father's mistakes. In an effort to feel better, she reconnects with her half-sister Grace, (Lauren Fales) and, ... See full summary »

Director: Jasmine McGlade | Stars: Judy Marte, Karen Black, Brian Rieger, Lauren Fales

Votes: 42

35. Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988)

72 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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71 Metascore

While their mother is dying in the modern Gimli, Manitoba hospital, two young children are told a tale by their Icelandic grandmother about Einar the Lonely, his friend Gunnar, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Kyle McCulloch, Michael Gottli, Angela Heck, Margaret Anne MacLeod

Votes: 1,178

36. Ambulance (2005)

80 min | Drama, Thriller

5.2
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"Ambulance" is a psychological thriller based on 3 rules: 1. The entire film must take place in only ONE LOCATION; an ambulance 2. The story must be in REAL TIME; a 80 minute ride 3. There must be only 4 CHARACTERS on the ride.

Director: Laurits Munch-Petersen | Stars: Thomas Bo Larsen, Paw Henriksen, Helle Fagralid, Torbjørn Hummel

Votes: 1,089

37. Heyday! (2006 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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It's 1945, and 16-year-old Terry dreams of waiting tables at the Airlines Hotel in Gander, "Gateway to the World at War!". When his mother becomes ill and their house is quarantined, Terry conjures up the hotel world to keep his fears at bay, complete with a spy mystery and a romance with the vivacious Laurie Dwyer. But with a war outside and death upstairs, Terry must choose between boyhood ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Pinsent | Stars: Adam Butcher, Peter MacNeill, Joanne Kelly, Tom McCamus

Votes: 34

38. Anak dalita (1956)

119 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A war hero meets a prostitute in the postwar ruins of Manila.

Director: Lamberto V. Avellana | Stars: Rosa Rosal, Tony Santos, Joseph de Cordova, Vic Silayan

Votes: 44

39. Peas at 5:30 (2004)

111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A film director loses his sight in an accident and must learn to live without his eyes. He and the blind woman assigned to help him go on a funny and romantic adventure that will change both their lives.

Director: Lars Büchel | Stars: Fritzi Haberlandt, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Tina Engel, Harald Schrott

Votes: 1,007

40. Little Sparrows (2010)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

5.4
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Simple and sincere, celebrating life and the unconditional love of a mother.

Director: Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen | Stars: Nicola Bartlett, James Hagan, Nina Deasley, Melanie Lyons

Votes: 174

41. 9 meter (2012)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Drama, Sport

7.4
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The 16-year-old Daniel is a huge long jumping talent who constantly breaks his own records. For Daniel, breaking records is a way for him to keep his dying mother alive. She is in a coma, ... See full summary »

Director: Anders Walter | Stars: Benjamin Gabrielsen, Oliver Methling Søndergaard, Thomas Baldus, Christine Albeck Børge

Votes: 163

42. Sa'yo lamang (2010)

105 min | Drama

7.7
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As the eldest sibling, Dianne Alvero (Bea Alonzo) acts as a mother to her family. After 10 years of absence, her father Franco (Christopher De Leon) returns to live with the family who ... See full summary »

Director: Laurice Guillen | Stars: Lorna Tolentino, Christopher De Leon, Bea Alonzo, Coco Martin

Votes: 41

43. Wagons Westward (1940)

Approved | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Republic, in pre-production trade announcements, had John Wayne slated as the star of this film but cooler heads, once the script was read, realized that Wayne wasn't exactly the dual-role,... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Chester Morris, Anita Louise, Buck Jones, Ona Munson

Votes: 40

44. Viper in the Fist (2004)

100 min | Drama

6.4
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Jean Rezeau and his elder brother were living happily in their family estate in Brittany, until the death of their grandmother. The return of their mother, a worthy descendant of fairytales... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Catherine Frot, Jacques Villeret, Jules Sitruk, Cherie Lunghi

Votes: 823

45. Free Fall (2009)

Romance

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A look in the lives of three friends, Charles, Manu and Raphaël, living and working in a skydiving center. In their own way, they will struggle to deal with issues that life puts in their paths.

Director: Mariloup Wolfe | Stars: Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Éric Bruneau, Laurence Leboeuf, Vincent Bolduc

Votes: 210

46. Loving (2012)

105 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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The relationship of a young successful couple expecting a baby is put to the test after the traumatic experience Maria has endured. Her husband Tomek wants to seek revenge but doesn't know who is to blame.

Director: Slawomir Fabicki | Stars: Marcin Dorocinski, Julia Kijowska, Adam Woronowicz, Agata Kulesza

Votes: 263

47. The Cow (1994)

86 min | Drama

7.3
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Adam is a young farmer. As a child, fleeing the bleak reality of his mother's life as a prostitute, he tumbled from a mountain and was mentally injured. Years later, his mother is dying, so... See full summary »

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Radek Holub, Alena Mihulová, Valérie Zawadská, Antonín Molcík

Votes: 236

48. A Song for Mama (2013)

95 min | Comedy

5.1
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Add a Plot

Director: Joel Franka | Stars: Patrick Timsit, Sylvie Testud, Dave, Fabrizio Rongione

Votes: 97

49. All Will Be Well (2007)

98 min | Drama

7.1
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A teenage boy, whose mother is terminally ill, and his alcohol-addicted sports teacher set out on a pilgrimage to Czestochowa.

Director: Tomasz Wiszniewski | Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Adam Werstak, Beata Kawka, Izabela Dabrowska

Votes: 520

50. Real Fiction (2008)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Drama, Romance

6.0
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Zach, a gifted writer, devoted son, and life-partner to his boyfriend AJ, is as ambitious as he is impatient. Success in his business seems impossibly elusive after trying every avenue ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Lam | Stars: Michael Garbe, Adam Hale, Michael Gregory, Matthew Rimmer

Votes: 45



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